Mercury crossed 43 degrees in Punjab, rain and strong winds alert issued


Mercury has started rising again in Punjab-Haryana. In Punjab, the highest temperature during 24 hours was recorded in Ludhiana where the mercury was recorded at 43.2 degrees Celsius while Hisar in Haryana recorded a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in Sirsa was 43.4 degrees. Along with this, the weather remained clear everywhere in Himachal amid the yellow alert issued due to bad weather. Due to this, a slight rise in temperature has also been recorded. Meteorologists say that there will be a change in the weather after noon today on May 16. There may be light to moderate rain from May 16 to 18.

Meanwhile, strong winds may also blow in some places. There is a possibility of rain in many areas of the state on May 18. From May 19, the weather will remain dry in the state and the day temperature will increase. Western Disturbance is active in Himachal Pradesh and it will show its influence till May 19, the department said. They have issued a warning of heavy rains and thunderstorms in the medium to high altitude areas of the state.

On Monday, Punjab saw a 0.5 degree rise in mercury, which was 2.5 degrees above normal. The maximum temperature in Haryana has increased by one degree in the last 24 hours. Now it is 1.8 degrees above normal.


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